Today we are going to be sewing together the top bodice.
Step 1; Take the bodice front piece and pin the back bodice piece together at sides. Pin the lining bodice pieces other as well. Stitch in place using a 3/8 seam allowance. Press side seams open.
Step 2; Take the two top ties in hand. Fold right sides together in half so you have a very long skinny tube. Pin in place. Stitch together leaving one of the short ends open for turning.
Turn the ties to right side out and press with the iron.
Step 3; Take one of the ties and stitch around the edge of the tie starting at the open end, continue down the short end then back down the long end again. (you will have three sides sewn with the open end of the tie left unsewn.) Repeat with second tie.
Step 4; Take both bodice pieces, main bodice and lining bodice (my fabrics are the same for the lining and the main fabric), and turn inside out. Apply the fusible interfacing to both inside back bodice pieces following package directions.
Step 6; Take the both bodice pieces and place right sides together, pining in place around the top of them. Stitch.
Step 7; Iron the lining bodce bottom up 3/8" the whole way around.
Clip the curved areas on the front of the bodice and trim the ties where they stick out.
Turn and press.
We are done for today! Tomorrow the back bodice.